OTTAWA, Oct. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - The Co-operative Housing Federation of
Canada (CHF Canada) endorsed today's launch by the Federation of
Canadian Municipalities of a campaign to "Fix Canada's Housing Crunch."
Canada's housing co-ops are keenly aware of the pressing issue of
housing affordability, which threatens to become a crisis if federal
housing dollars scheduled to expire this decade put 200,000 units of
co-op, non-profit and public affordable housing at risk.
"We are very encouraged by the launch of this campaign," said CHF
Canada's Director of Corporate Affairs Nick Sidor. "We are calling on
all levels of government to protect housing affordability through
cost-shared rent supplement programs delivered by the provinces and
territories, and by municipalities in Ontario."
The proposal for cost-shared rent supplements is outlined in CHF
Canada's recommendations for Budget 2014. This would build on the renewals in Budget 2013 of the Affordable
Housing Initiative and the Homelessness Partnering Strategy with a new
focus on 'Housing First.'
Last week's creation of a Conservative Party housing caucus provides a
new platform for dialogue with government MPs on this issue.
For information on CHF Canada's campaign to protect affordability for
low-income Canadians that live in affordable co-op, non-profit and
public housing projects go to: www.chfcanada.coop/eoa.
CHF Canada is the national voice of the Canadian co-operative housing
movement. Its members include over 900 non-profit housing co-operatives
and other organizations across Canada. More than a quarter of a
million Canadians live in housing co-ops, in every province and
SOURCE: Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada
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Nick Sidor, Director, Corporate Affairs, 613-297-5139, firstname.lastname@example.org
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